'Cast down your bucket where you are'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2242095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Booker T. Washington[/caption] "Cast down your bucket where you are. ... Opportunities never come a second time" – Booker T. Washington On the third more…

Religious tolerance, brotherly love

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2272845" align="aligncenter" width="600"] William Penn[/caption] Imprisoned in the Tower of London, he later began a "holy experiment." "No people can be truly happy ... if abridged of more…

When liberty and Christianity combine

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2269705" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Alexis de Tocqueville[/caption] "Americans combine ... Christianity and ... liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the more…

Democrats on civil rights: Bullet or bribe?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2242095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Booker T. Washington[/caption] In 1857, the Supreme Court, with seven of the nine justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, more…

Huge differences between communism, democracy

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2241855" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Korean War[/caption] "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE" is the inscription on the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Korean War started June 25, 1950. more…

'Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1904265" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Benjamin Franklin[/caption] On July 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first postmaster general of the United States, a position he held under the British more…

Hold fast to Bible as 'anchor of liberties'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1941195" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ulysses S. Grant[/caption] Ulysses S. Grant was commissioned July 25, 1866, as general of the Army, the first ever to hold that rank and more…

The birthplace of presidents

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2087895" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Andrew Jackson[/caption] Spanish Explorers Hernando de Soto in 1540, and Juan Pardo in 1567, traveled inland from North America's eastern coast and passed through more…

Quiz: Who signed all 4 founding documents?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2235745" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Roger Sherman[/caption] He was the only person to sign all four of America's founding documents: Articles of Association – 1774 Declaration of Independence – more…

Poet saw America fresh from 'creative hand of God'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2222295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Carl Sandburg[/caption] "I see America not in the setting sun of a black night of despair. ... I see America in the crimson light more…